In his third State of the Union address, President Reagan told NASA to develop a permanent manned space station in 10 years. The President also ordered the Department of Transportation to help private firms launch rockets, thus introducing the commercialization of space. There were five space shuttle and six expendable vehicle launches in 1984. Materials were selected from a number of published sources. The document records KSC events of interest to historians and other researchers. Arrangement is by month; items are by date of the published sources. Actual date of the event may be indicated in parenthesis, when the article itself does not make that information explicit.